Use of complementary and alternative medicines by a sample of Turkish women for infertility enhancement: a descriptive study


Edirne T., ARICA S. G. , GUCUK S., Yildizhan R. , Kolusarı A. , Adalı E., ...More

BMC COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, vol.10, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1472-6882-10-11
  • Title of Journal : BMC COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Abstract

Background: Infertility patients are a vulnerable group that often seeks a non-medical solution for their failure to conceive. World-wide, women use CAM for productive health, but only a limited number of studies report on CAM use to enhance fertility. Little is known about traditional and religious forms of therapies that are used in relation to conventional medicine in Turkey. We investigated the prevalence and types of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) used by infertile Turkish women for fertility enhancement.